BGP secures artisan bakery Gails for debut in Guildford at The Tunsgate Quarter

Victoria Broadhead

Head of our national team, Victoria Broadhead is delighted to announce that popular artisan bakery chain, GAIL’s, opened in Tunsgate Quarter, Guildford on October 29th 2020.

Set up in 2005 by Tom Molnar and Ran Avidan, GAIL’s opened its first bakery in Hampstead with the aim of making world class artisan bread accessible for all.  The quality of the product, combined with a strong neighbourhood ethos, has seen GAIL’s evolve to a popular choice not only for high quality freshly baked goods to take away, but as a lunch destination for sandwiches, cakes and quiches, as well as an award-winning house coffee blend.

Tunsgate Quarter is already home to top lifestyle brands including The White Company, Nespresso, OKA and Bobbi Brown.   Whilst the opening of GAIL’s will further strengthen Tunsgate Quarter’s enviable food and beverage offering, which already includes The Ivy Brasserie, Vietnamese Pho and Cosy Club.

So, is this the vision of future shopping habits?

Andrew McGregor

So, is this the vision of future shopping habits? What might have been a 5/10 year vision 12 months ago, COVID 19 has accelerated the move to a more “omni-channel” experience. The Issa Brothers and TDR’s acquisition of ASDA came with this idea – no longer a behemoth store with…

Explore the UK and support our homegrown businesses

Victoria Broadhead

We might not be able to travel too far at the moment but what a great opportunity to visit all the places we don’t get to explore nearer home. The UK tourist economy accounts for £127 Billion and employs three million people in the UK, which is almost one in…

Bruce Gillingham Pollard promotions and new appointments

by Woody Bruce

Bruce Gillingham Pollard are delighted to announce the promotion of Dominic Tixerant to Associate Director and the appointment of Nick Goodman as Consultant. Dominic joined in 2016 as part of the annual graduate intake, passed his APC in 2019 and subsequently has risen to become a key member of the…

Which came first the shopper or the shop?

Tracey Pollard

Whilst our neighbourhood and national sites seem to be buzzing and operator demand growing, our central London streets remain quiet. Without office workers and tourists, parts of Central London remain half open. This creates the latest decision facing operators; to open or not ? As they ask themselves is there enough footfall…

BGP advise London Metric on £62million acquisition of 5 Waitrose stores

Andrew McGregor

Bruce Gillingham Pollard have advised London Metric PLC on the acquisition of 5 food stores, let to Waitrose, for £62 million. All 5 stores are let on new 20 year leases. The stores range in size from 27,000 sq ft to 43,000 sq ft, located in Keynsham, Malmesbury, Paddock Wood…

Kate Spade Launches at Canary Wharf

Tracey Pollard

Following the gradual re-opening of non essential retailers it was great to see the likes of Kiel’s, Sandro, Bimba & Lola and Maje open in Jubilee Place, Canary Wharf. They have now been joined by Kate Spade, who launched their new store this week with a fantastic collection of bags, purses and accessories. All the stores and mall have opened with additional measures in place to ensure the health and safety of customers.

Jubilee Place is the perfect local shopping destination in this sweltering heat. Lots of car parking, cool malls and a lovely park, where you can create your ideal picnic from the likes of Athenian, Leon and Crosstown.

The perfect combination for any post lockdown shopping!